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The Most Well Guarded Traffic Court Secrets

By Damon Dallah

So, what's the most well kept secret in the traffic court industry? Simple! It's the fact that beating a traffic ticket (specifically speeding tickets) is so damn easy to do!

If word were to get out among the general public about just how easy it is to beat a speeding ticket, the courts would have to shut down their doors for good. People would end up beating their cases each and every time they received a speeding ticket.

The courts would stand to lose millions of dollars. But fortunately for them, hardly anyone knows that beating a speeding ticket is a relatively uncomplicated task to accomplish.

It all starts from the moment you receive your ticket. Think back to the last speeding ticket you got. Did the officer give you a number of options you could use to just pay the fine?

Did he even once mention that your ticket was beatable? Probably not.

This mind control is carried on inside the court when you go to give your plea. The judge will give you your three choices:

* Guilty

* No Contest

* Not Guilty

He will then describe each one a little more in detail. When he gets to the Not Guilty plea, his deliberate choice of words make it sound as if beating a speeding ticket is impossible.

For instance, after he talks about the Guilty and No Contest pleas (which by the way, he may mention are your "best" choices), he then will tell you that you have the option of pleading Not Guilty.

He will then continue with how well prepared the police officer will be, their experience in the courtroom, and how difficult it is to challenge a police officer on the stand.

He's telling you this to scare you away from pleading Not Guilty. And it works. Most people don't think they can put up much of a fight against the "almighty" police officer, so they don't bother.

This mind manipulation also continues through the radio and TV. They want you to believe that speed kills. That exceeding the speed limit puts everyone's lives at risk.

This way, when you receive your speeding ticket, psychologically it is imprinted in your brain that you have committed a very bad deed and should suffer the consequences as a result.

They want you to believe that the police officer was doing his job when he ticketed you by "saving lives".

It's all one big lie to keep the money rolling in. Don't believe one word of it.

Here are some more secrets the traffic courts are happy you don't know:

* There are required procedures the officer must do when issuing out a speeding ticket that he NEVER does.

* If you expose these unperformed procedures you will easily win your case.

* If two police officers were involved in the stop (as in one officer radioing ahead to another officer) then both officers MUST be present in court.

* If one officer is missing, you will win your case.

* If the police officer fails to show up to traffic court, you can easily prevent the judge from scheduling a new court date.

* While on the stand, there are several things the police officer must legally testify to.

* If he leaves even one of the required testimonies out, you will win your case.

* The evidence the prosecutor submits must be of a special type.

* If it is not, then you can have it thrown out and it can't be used against you.

* If it is thrown out then the prosecutor and police officer are left with nothing and you will win your case.

* The prosecutor is not allowed to go get new evidence once the trial has started.

* The radar gun used to clock your speed had to have been extremely accurate at the time you were pulled over in order to hold up in court.

* The prosecutor or police officer must submit documents to prove its' level of accuracy at the time you were pulled over.

* The documents that they present as evidence to the radar gun's accuracy can easily be thrown out of court.

* In the event that no evidence was brought to court by the prosecutor or officer (50 to 70% chance), just by asking for it will easily have your case dismissed.

Here's some more:

* You do not have to prove your innocence.

* You are innocent until proven guilty.

* The prosecutor is an inexperienced recent law school graduate who won't know everything there is to know. This gives you an extreme advantage over him.

* The courts have a certain amount of time to try your case and if this time passes, your case will be dismissed.

* If the prosecutor fails to show up for court, the judge can not act as the prosecutor.

* The judge always encourages people to plead No Contest for their "protection". He will state that after you give an explanation as to your excessive speed, he may find you Not Guilty. This is a flat out lie.

* He's giving the impression that by pleading No Contest and giving a valid excuse as to why you were speeding, the charges against you will be dismissed. Don't be fooled! Almost 99% of those that plead No Contest will be found guilty - good excuse or not.

About the Author

Damon Dallah is an expert in the field of traffic ticket defense with an emphasis on speeding tickets. He's taught hundreds of people with no legal experience the secrets to winning in traffic court. You can visit his website at Traffic Ticket Secrets.

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